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Singapore shares open marginally higher on Thursday


SINGAPORE shares opened marginally firmer on Thursday despite weaker regional markets after US stocks fell on earnings concerns.

The blue-chip Straits Times Index (STI) was trading around 2,996.21 at 9.02am, up 0.41 per cent, or 12.29 points.

About 55.70 million shares, valued at S$71.2 million, were traded. Gainers outpaced losers at 76 to 58.

DBS, UOB and ComfortDelgro led the value traded.